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Setup Linked Server from SQL Server 2005

Setup Linked Server from SQL Server 2005

Setup Linked Server from SQL Server 2005

Hi Guys

Anyone have any information on setting up a linked server to a Teradata system from SQL Server 2005.

I found this link on line but cannot get it to work correctly:


Seems to me that that this code should work:
EXEC sp_addlinkedserver
   @server = 'TDATA',
   @srvproduct = 'Teradata',
   @provider = 'MSDASQL',
   @location = '[server_location_here]',
   @provstr = 'DRIVER={Teradata};UID=[login_name];PWD=[password];'

But all I get is the following error:
OLE DB provider 'MSDASQL' reported an error.  
[OLE/DB provider returned message: [Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Data source name not found and no default driver specified]
OLE DB error trace [OLE/DB Provider 'MSDASQL' IDBInitialize::Initialize returned 0x80004005:   ].

Andy Kramek
Visual FoxPro MVP

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